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Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

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03/08/2015

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. In finalizing the unprecedented pollution controls, Obama was installing the core of his ambitious and controversial plan to drastically reduce ...

Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

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31/07/2015

Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW - tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe hit 10,393.6 MW in 82 wind farms across 11 countries. Kristian Ruby, Chief Policy Officer at the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It has taken the offshore wind industry just six months to set the ...

365 Companies and Investors Announce Support for EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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31/07/2015

In an unprecedented show of business support for tackling climate change, 365 companies and investors sent letters today to more than two-dozen governors across the United States voicing their support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for existing power plants and encouraging the state’s “timely finalization” of state implementation plans ...

Webinar – Streamlining BRC Compliance: Ensuring Food Safety & Quality Through Sustainable Business

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01/08/2015

Today, consumers’ confidence in the quality and the safety of the food products they purchase is paramount for retailers and suppliers alike. Since their introduction in 1998, the BRC Global Standards have become a priority for retailers and manufacturers in the food industry who are committed to delivering high-quality and safe products via sustainable means. If you want to know more ...

Photometry Compendium: Episode 2 is live!

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31/07/2015

Have you seen episode 2? New video is live: spectral analytic and special hands-ons – watch it on www.photometry-compendium.com The absoption spectrum  is a characteristic of a given substance. Spectral photometers offer the ability to characterize spectral behaviour over a range of wavelengths. Using such a scan, one can, for example, identify the best wavelength for a ...

ADB, Experts Discuss Ways to Protect Groundwater Resources in PRC

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31/07/2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sponsored a 2-day forum in Beijing to discuss various innovative measures and technologies to protect groundwater resources in the country. Depletion of groundwater resources is a major concern in many parts of the PRC, particularly in the drier northern regions. In many rural areas, most of the groundwater is used for agricultural purposes and extensive use has ...

Eriez to launch new dual frequency separator at RWM 2015

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29/07/2015

Eriez Europe to showcase latest developments in recycling separation equipment with new Eddy Current Separator (ECS) design at RWM 2015 on September 15th to 17th, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The new NG-24 ECS is suitable for multiple applications and features a new cantilevered design, which allows for the ECS belt to be changed in as little as 10 minutes by maintenance staff. Eriez Europe ...

ADI systems to upgrade wastewater treatment technology at screwworm sterile fly production facility

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03/08/2015

ADI Systems will once again partner with The Commission for the Eradication and Prevention of Screwworm (COPEG) to upgrade its wastewater treatment system in Pacora, Panama. COPEG has a cooperative agreement between Panama and the United States to safeguard Panama and the rest of the countries of Central and North America from screwworm re-infestation. Infection from screwworms, a fly species ...

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